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Wannabe-Pilot
07-09-2004, 05:52 AM
After playing daily for six months I developed a strange piercing pain in my right elbow. See, I play in such a way so I can rest my elbow on the table: by now it started to hurt every time i do that, and for several hours after I stop playing. I may have damaged a ligament or something. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif

The moral of the story is: I play computer games waaaay too much.

But let's look at the bright side: I have one hell of a lawsuit pending against Oleg&Co. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

So, they can either release the patch in, let's say....two weeks? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif..... or they will be dealing with my lawyers. And they aren't a pretty bunch

[This message was edited by Wannabe-Pilot on Fri July 09 2004 at 05:56 AM.]

Wannabe-Pilot
07-09-2004, 05:52 AM
After playing daily for six months I developed a strange piercing pain in my right elbow. See, I play in such a way so I can rest my elbow on the table: by now it started to hurt every time i do that, and for several hours after I stop playing. I may have damaged a ligament or something. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif

The moral of the story is: I play computer games waaaay too much.

But let's look at the bright side: I have one hell of a lawsuit pending against Oleg&Co. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

So, they can either release the patch in, let's say....two weeks? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif..... or they will be dealing with my lawyers. And they aren't a pretty bunch

[This message was edited by Wannabe-Pilot on Fri July 09 2004 at 05:56 AM.]

TugZooey
07-09-2004, 06:21 AM
Do you have a twisty stick? I had the same problem until I switched to the X-45 and seated myself on a stool where my **** is a little below desk level.

I've had no problems since using the rocker rudder (although would like pedals).

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VW-IceFire
07-09-2004, 06:31 AM
Almost all of these games cause repetitive stress damage. You have to balance the amount of strain versus time for the muscles to do something else. I play quite a bit, but only generally a few hours each day. Not like when I was young and could play for hours and hours and hours.

I'm almost hoping they produce a joystick with more stick forces. So you BUILD muscles playing http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Wannabe-Pilot
07-09-2004, 06:34 AM
Yeah I have a twisty rudder but that is not causing it. My elbow hurts because I rest the whole weight of my arm on it, that's just the way I prefer to play. Anyway, I can feel a ligament just under my skin precisely on the spot I lay on the table. Aply pressure to it for a few hours and it starts to hurt.

Werg78
07-09-2004, 06:45 AM
i had one of the old thrustmaster sticks (the PFC) when they were still top quality: hand made, very stable, and very strong.

with this one you actually had to use a somewhat stronger force to move the stick - it needed a force of 1kg to pull it to its fullest extend.

p1ngu666
07-09-2004, 07:01 AM
i got rsi
go rest..

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HAMUSH-CRO
07-09-2004, 07:29 AM
i also got thrustmaster flight control pro..
it requires a lot of force to move it around and i like that..
but!!!,
my 4th finger-the one next to pinky has developed a sizeable deformation because of my extensive gameplay. it resides on the base on top of the place where my button4 is...

ill post a pic soon so you can see it for yourself.

i take care of the back pain by stretching a lot.
also, i fail to notice untill too late that im playing all tensed up and my shoulders hurt afterwards.. especially if im in an online DF..

ergonomics count a lot so take care of it. unless you wanna end up maimed from playing IL! LOLhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

PBNA-Boosher
07-09-2004, 07:34 AM
you're just gonna have to fly a different way man. That's what the doctor's orders will be.

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Nanuk66
07-09-2004, 07:42 AM
I play with the joystick resting on the my thighs - all i want now is a force feedback joystick so when it vibrates...well..yes....um...

I had the same problem as you when i played FPS games 24/7 for years and it doesnt go away unfortuneately. i htink the above poster is right when he says ull have to find a new way to fly. It sounds like a real pain in de ash but it wont take long to adjust.

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Chuck_Older
07-09-2004, 07:43 AM
It's criminal the way Oleg holds a gun to your head and forces you to play his sim, and in a way that causes you pain. It's just criminal.

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bweiss
07-09-2004, 07:57 AM
Well not only that, but as was told long ago in high school. Too much play with the twisty stick can make you go blind. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

dannychrastina
07-09-2004, 09:05 AM
Fold up a soft pad of something and put it under your elbow. Worked for me. Now it's my trigger finger which hurts instead.

tfu_iain1
07-09-2004, 09:42 AM
i get this at work (where i am now lol) my solution is get a second mouse mat, turn it over so the foam is on the top side, and plonk your elbow on that, works a treat. still, i get a right shoulder pain from flying for too long (i fly with one hand on the stick most of the time) but a good vigorous swim usually gets rid of these little problems for me. Go local pool!

tttiger
07-09-2004, 12:09 PM
I wear a neoprene support sleeve on my right elbow when I play racquetball and it helps prevent ligament injuries significantly. You can buy them at any sporting goods store and they're cheap. That may help. It also will give you a bit of padding where your armo touches the table.

I know this is a concept completely novel to geeks, but you might try a bit of weight training or get a set of grippers to build up that area http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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vso
07-09-2004, 12:10 PM
The exact same thing happened to me...I fly the same way.

Solution: I fold two wash cloths into squares and rest my elbow on them.

I had thought I did some major damage too, but in a couple of weeks, all the pain went away....good as new http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Freefalldart
07-09-2004, 12:38 PM
Try to use right hand when playing FB and left hand when playing "the other game". Load balancing you know http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

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TgD Thunderbolt56
07-09-2004, 12:48 PM
Patient- "Doctor, Doctor, it hurts when i do this!"

Doctor- "Don't do that"

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tsisqua
07-09-2004, 01:28 PM
Get a "squishy" gel cushion like you find at the mousepad section of your local computer store. I had the same problem and this fixed it for me.

Please . . . NO LAWSUITS IF IT DOESN'T WORK! LMAO!

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h009291
07-09-2004, 02:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Wannabe-Pilot:
After playing daily for six months ....The moral of the story is: I play computer games waaaay too much.
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Yes ... most people go out and get something to do to make money .. it's called a job ... this may help with your elbow http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

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